Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival To Present Festival Favorite Sidesaddle & Co August 10-13

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 10-13, 2017, will present longtime festival favorite Sidesaddle & Co. The Hollister-based band has performed more than any other at the 24-year-old event.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will stage the annual benefit festival at the beautiful San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Thursday will be devoted to jamming and socializing, while many top California bands will perform Friday-Sunday. Camping is free with all multi-day tickets. Evenings feature plenty of informal camp jams. A fine time will be had by all!

Sidesaddle & Co

24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is August 10-13 In Tres Pinos (7 Miles South Of Hollister)

The 24th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister.

The August 10-13, 2017 festival is a showcase of top California bluegrass talent and a small, friendly jamming event held at a beautiful venue.

This will be the second year the gathering will be held at its new historical park home (right next to Bolado Park in the same beautiful valley). Our happy hosts, the San Benito Country Historical Society, offer bluegrass fans more shade, more grass, a picking-friendly historical village, and upgrarded facilities. Additional improvements have been made since last year. This is a great opportunity to check out the new venue if you missed last year.

The GOF also features shade over the audience area, food, hot showers, the NCBS elections, a raffle, nice camping (free with your multi-day ticket), children’s activities, and lots of friendly people. There will be plenty of tickets at the gate.

Thursday at the festival is devoted to jamming ans socializing (beginning at noon when the gates open). Here is the weekend stage schedule:

FRIDAY, August 11

First Stage

Noon — Short Cross Ties
1:00pm — The Beauty Operators
2:00 — Dusty Moon

Main Stage

3:00pm — Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers
4:00 — Black Eyed Susies
5:00 — Cryin’ Shame
6:00 — Faux Renwah
7:00 — Goat Hill Girls
8:00 — Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood
9:00 — Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

SATURDAY, August 12

10:00am — 35 Years Of Trouble
11:00 — The Mountain & The Moon
Noon — Rogue River
1:00pm — (Workshop/Lunch Break)
2:00 — Hot October
3:00 — Circle R Boys
4:00 — Brookdale Bluegrass Band
5:00 — (Workshop/Dinner Break)
6:00 — The Jones Gang
7:00 — Bodie 601 Band
8:00 — Sidesaddle & Co
9:00 — High Country

Dance Hall Stage

10:30pm — Honeysuckle Possums

SUNDAY, August 13

Main Stage

9:00am — Crying Uncle
10:00 — Dark Hollow (Gospel Plus)
11:00 — Old Belle
Noon — Stoney Mountain Ramblers
12:45pm — (Lunch Break)
1:15 — Kids On Stage
2:15 — AJ Lee & Blue Summit
3:15 — Courthouse Ramblers
4:15 — Pathetic Honey String Band

Old Belle To Perform On The Main Stage At The 24th Annual NCBS GOF Bluegrass Festival August 10-13

Old Belle

Old Belle (San Francisco) will take the Main Stage at the 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival to be held Sunday-Thursday, August 10-13, 2017.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present this small, friendly, fun festival at the beautiful San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister and next door to Bolado Park). The event benefits NCBS projects and events that promote bluegrass in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay Area.

There will be plenty of tickets at the gate. Camping is free with all multi-day tickets.

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Volunteer Form

Festival Flyer

Fall Donations For NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Now Being Collected

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is collecting donations for the Fall Camp, which will be held September 28-October 1, 2017 at the Walker Creek Ranch near PetalumaIngrid Noyes runs the camp.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Donations can be sent to:
Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society
PO Box 390846
Mountain View, CA 94039-0846
Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Fall Camp Information: Walker Creek Music Camp.

One Day Reminder: Saturday July 22 Is Deadline For The Purchase Of GOF Discount Advance Tickets

One Day Reminder: The Discount Advance Ticket Deadline for the NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Saturday, July 22nd.

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The Stoney Mountain Ramblers Return To The August 10-13 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

The 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will bring The Stoney Mountain Ramblers back to the main stage.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present the August 10-13 festival at the San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). The event benefits NCBS projects & events that promote bluegrass in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay Area throughout the year.

Discount Advance Tickets are ONLY available online or by mail until Saturday, July 22NCBS Members will receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases, while Non-Members will receive a discount. There will also be plenty of regular price tickets at the gate.

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Three Day Reminder: This Saturday July 22 Is The GOF Festival Discount Advance Ticket Deadline

Three Day Reminder: The Discount Advance Ticket Deadline for the August 10-13, 2017 NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is This Saturday, July 22nd.

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NCBS Presents Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers For The First Time At The GOF Festival In Tres Pinos

The famed Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers are headed to the 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival for the first time on the weekend of August 10-13, 2017.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present the fun, friendly showcase of top California bluegrass bands & musicians at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (next door to the festival’s original home at Bolado Park).

Thanks for your support! The event is a benefit for NCBS projects and events that promote bluegrass in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay Area all year long.

Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers

Discount Advance Tickets are available until Saturday, July 22NCBS Members will receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases, while Non-Members receive a discount.

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GOF Flyer

Main Stage Lineup

NCBS Membership